Paula Hillard

Pediatric/Adolescent gynecologist

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (General Gynecology) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Bio:   Paula J. Adams Hillard, M.D., is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University School of Medicine where she serves as Associate Chair for Medical Student Education. She earned a B.S. in Zoology from the University of North Carolina and obtained her M.D. from Stanford University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in OB/Gyn at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She was on the faculty at the University of Virginia, and served as Professor in the Departments of OB/Gyn and Pediatrics at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital (CCHMC) /University of Cincinnati Medical Center for 23 years. At CCHMC she was the founder of a postgraduate fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. She currently directs the program in Adolescent and Pediatric Gynecology at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford.

She has been active on a number of national medical committees, including chair of the American College Obstetricians and Gynecologists' (ACOG) Committees on Patient Education, Adolescent Health, and Guidelines for Women’s Health; she is a past member of the Gynecologic Practice Committee and the Gynecology Document Review Committee, and is currently a member of the Ethics Committee. She has been an examiner for the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists since 1991. She is a Board Member of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics, and was elected a fellow of the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society. She is a past president of the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, and is an active contributor to the literature in adolescent gynecology and contraception with over 160 journal articles and abstracts published. She is the sole editor of two textbooks: the 5-Minute Consult in Obstetrics and Gynecology (2008) and Practical Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (2013). She is the author of over 140 peer -reviewed articles and abstracts, and over 100 book chapters on women’s health. She has been a consultant and a member of tasks forces and committees for the CDC, the U.S. FDA, the NICHD, the AMA, American Cancer Society, and ACOG. In addition to her work as a member of editorial boards and as an ad hoc reviewer for professional publications, Dr. Hillard has extensive experience with the consumer press. She was a contributing editor to Parents magazine from 1982-1990, writing a monthly column on pregnancy and birth--and currently acts as an editorial consultant to women’s publications such as Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, Woman’s Day, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Glamour, YM, and Seventeen, as well as ABC News. She has been recognized for her teaching, and has been selected as one of 15 senior faculty master teachers/mentors for medical students at the Stanford University School of Medicine in a formal mentoring program called Educators for CARE: Compassion, Advocacy, Responsibility, and Empathy.
4.7 out of 5
97 Patient Ratings
15 Patient Comments

Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Clinic

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Garden Level
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-5280
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Gynecology Clinic

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Garden Level, Suite W0050
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-725-6079
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Professional Education

  • Residency: North Carolina Memorial Hospital (1978) NC
  • Board Certification: Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (1983)
  • Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (1977) CA
  • B.S., Univ of N.C., Chapel Hill, Zoology (1973)
  • M.D., Stanford Univ School of Medicine, Medicine (1977)

Honors & Awards

  • Educators for CARE, Stanford University School of Medicine (2008)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Cincinnati (1997)
  • Best Doctors for Women, Good Housekeeping (1997)
  • GB Hayden Memorial Award for surgical teaching, Univ of Cincinnati Dept. OB/Gyn (1996)
  • Phi Beta Kappa, UNC-CH (1971)

Administrative Appointments

  • Associate Chair of Medical Student Education, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2011 - Present)
  • Chief, Division of Gynecologic Specialties, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2007 - 2011)

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Friendliness

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Recommended to others

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Explanations

4.7

Listens

4.7

Includes you in decisions

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Clear Communication

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Confidence in your doctor

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SHC Patient, May 2015

Professional, easy to understand explanations, detailed attention to questions and concerns, felt confident in her ability to discern/interpret/prescribe course of action re: my problem and or concerns

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Hillard and the RN, worked together as a compassionate, coordinated team w/a sense of humor. BEST office visit ever!!

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Hillard "acts" caring (& is VERY thorough w/pts.) - YET @ times she seems to be going through the motions & seems extremely inauthentic. There are movements when she is explaining things so slowly, it feels condescending.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Hillard was fantastic.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr Hillard is the best physician / surgeon I have ever had. I am so thankful I was referred to her for my medical issue. She makes sure I understand everything and her bedside manner is terrific.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Overall wonderful experience.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

I will be switching providers: doctor is too aloof & didn't remember, important info for my surgery & intern screwed up & left huge SCAR & sewed crooked.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

I think Dr. Hillard is a very good doctor & I would recommend her to other patients.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Hillard, Paula J Adams, MD is best doctor. Thank you very much.

SHC Patient, May 2014

P Hillard always takes amazing care of me! Only feel safe w/her when it comes to my health.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Dr. Hillard was very gentle when she gave me the annual exam.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Dr. Hillard is thorough, kind, knowledgeable, considerate, respectful - everything I want in a doctor!

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4.7 out of 5
97 Patient Ratings
15 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, May 2015

Professional, easy to understand explanations, detailed attention to questions and concerns, felt confident in her ability to discern/interpret/prescribe course of action re: my problem and or concerns

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Hillard and the RN, worked together as a compassionate, coordinated team w/a sense of humor. BEST office visit ever!!

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Hillard "acts" caring (& is VERY thorough w/pts.) - YET @ times she seems to be going through the motions & seems extremely inauthentic. There are movements when she is explaining things so slowly, it feels condescending.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Hillard was fantastic.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr Hillard is the best physician / surgeon I have ever had. I am so thankful I was referred to her for my medical issue. She makes sure I understand everything and her bedside manner is terrific.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Overall wonderful experience.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

I will be switching providers: doctor is too aloof & didn't remember, important info for my surgery & intern screwed up & left huge SCAR & sewed crooked.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

I think Dr. Hillard is a very good doctor & I would recommend her to other patients.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Hillard, Paula J Adams, MD is best doctor. Thank you very much.

SHC Patient, May 2014

P Hillard always takes amazing care of me! Only feel safe w/her when it comes to my health.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Dr. Hillard was very gentle when she gave me the annual exam.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Dr. Hillard is thorough, kind, knowledgeable, considerate, respectful - everything I want in a doctor!

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

My primary reason to see the provider was for a possible cyst. She seemed more interested in my hereditary issues. While I appreciate the thoroughness, I left feeling like my primary issue wasn't fully addressed.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Dr. Hillard is the BEST!

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Dr. Hillard is a amazing dr. that I trust.